Vironda Irene Campbell Baker
Vironda Irene Campbell Baker, 85, Yarmouth, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at the Prairie Ridge Care and Rehab, Mediapolis.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, at Elliott Chapel, New London. The Rev. Dan Baker will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and private burial of her cremains will be held in Trinity Cemetery, rural Mt. Union. Memorials have been established for Yarmouth Fire Department and Prairie Ridge Care and Rehab.
She was born Jan. 10, 1928, in Yarmouth to Dr. Nathan and Hazel A. Gilleard Campbell. She married K. Richard Baker in Yarmouth on Jan. 1, 1949. She was a graduate of Yarmouth High School and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Burlington. She was a registered nurse for 46 years, at Mercy Hospital, Burlington Medical Center and Great River Medical Center. She was a member of the former Yarmouth United Methodist Church and a member of the Mt. Pleasant First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading, drawing, cats, giving advice and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of Yarmouth; one daughter, Ruth Ann (Larry) Stewart of Danville; three sons, Dennis Steven (Patti Myers) Baker of Sperry, Nathan Karl Baker of Burlington and Rick Robert (Renee) Baker of Sperry; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother in infancy and two grandsons.